Solved

Problems with a Preloader and Flash Component Combo Box

Posted on 2003-11-25
6
339 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I've created a Flash file that uses the Combo Box component. Now my problem arises when I try to add a preloader to the file. What happens is that the dynamic text does not show up untill the file has almost loaded completely (around 70kb of a 98kb file). I'm not sure what is happening but the preloader is useless if it only displays a blank screen for most of the load.
0
Comment
Question by:F_schnell
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
negatyve earned 125 total points
ID: 9822037
• open the library
• open the "Flash UI Components" folder
• for(all components in the folder)
            • select the component
            • click on it with the right mouse button
            • choose "linkage" from the context menu
            • DEselect the "Export in first frame" checkbox
• enjoy
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:negatyve
ID: 9822039
for(all components in the folder) [only in that folder - that means, the main component symbol]
0
 

Author Comment

by:F_schnell
ID: 9822236
Thanks it helped, but is there a way to force the preloader to go before everything else? it still loads some things in frame 0 first.
0
Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:negatyve
ID: 9822255
>but is there a way to force the preloader to go before everything else? it still loads some things in frame 0 first.

No, there's not. Before *seeing* the preloader, you have to load the base swf assets, the preloader assets (textfield, progressbar, font outlines), the preloader script, and all the components assets that the movie *must* load before anything else (that's why I told you to remove the "Export in first frame" only from the main components symbols - inside the library there are a few smaller components with no graphic but lot of scripts that have to be instantiated before anything else in the virtual main timeline frame 0 to make the component framework play)
0
 

Author Comment

by:F_schnell
ID: 9822379
Ok I understand now. Thanks again for the help.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:negatyve
ID: 9822382
You're welcome!

nega
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This is intended to introduce all collision detection principles in flash, their strengths, weaknesses and workarounds. The main method for Collision Detection in flash is using hitTestObject. But unless you'll be pushing rectangular shapes without …
Recently, I was asked to recommend a tracking system to be implemented on a clients website. As the entire site was built on flash, my first thought was to suggest custom built tracking system. However, our company at that point of time didn't h…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to create a basic shape tween animation in Flash including shape hints for smooth animation Open a new document in Flash: Draw a shape: Select another frame (how long you want the tween to be): Right click and…
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to live broadcast using Flash Media Live Encoder and connecting it to YouTube to broadcast. Log into your Youtube account, choose live stream settings, start live stream from Flash Media Live Enc…

732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question